Recent News Articles

Recent News Articles

Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015
Twenty-five alumni from the classes of 1994 to 2015 played in Heathwood’s first annual alumni flag football game on November 25, 2015. Officiated by Rip Blackstone, David Prezioso, and Ned Prezioso, the game was hard-fought but the Navy Team, featuring younger alumni, ultimately prevailed over the White Team, featuring members of the classes of 1994-2004, with a score of 84-42. The game featured a celebrity guest, former Heathwood football coach John Day, and participants and their fan bases... Read More
Posted by Jim Morris on Friday, December 4, 2015
Have you ever eaten yogurt or bread or soy sauce, taken insulin or antibiotics or therapeutic drugs that target cancer, done laundry with an enzyme-enhanced detergent, worn contact lenses, written on paper, or eaten chips and salsa at a favorite Mexican restaurant? If so, you have almost certainty benefited from the products of biotechnology. Now a new course at Heathwood is allowing Upper School students to explore this rapidly growing field first-hand. This fall semester, the Upper School... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015
When he recorded a time of 19:03 in this year’s SCISA regional meet, Hugh Willcox became the 2nd-fastest 6th grade cross country runner in the nation. How’d he do that? Partly through the support of his parents and coaches, including Heathwood’s Cindy Scannella and Willis Ware and Midlands Surge founders John and Amanda Charlton (who finished first overall and first in her age group respectively in this year’s Deck the Hall 5K), but also through his own drive to achieve once he discovered that... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015
Tenth grader Madison Branum is ranked #1 in South Carolina and #4 in the nation in the Girls 15-18 division of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Here she talks about why she loves the game despite its challenges, the best advice she’s gotten from coaches, and how she maintains a competitive spirit even in a sport like golf that doesn’t exactly encourage an aggressive style of play.   How did you get your start as a golfer? My grandfather used to own the Riverside Driving Range on Bush River... Read More
Posted on Thursday, December 3, 2015
Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Heathwood student, alum, teacher, or parent? Look no further than the Plaid Peddler! From stocking stuffers to the latest Heathwood clothing items, we’ve got you covered. Stop by any time between 8:15-4, M-Th, or phone in your order at 803-231-7740. But hurry—we’re only open through Dec. 17! Here are a few popular gift ideas: Stocking stuffers 16 oz. Tervis tumbler — $12. Two logo styles available 17 oz. stainless steel water bottle — $9.95... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015
Heathwood’s Winter Choral Concert for students in grades 3-12 will take place at the Township Auditorium Thursday, December 3 from 6:30-8 p.m. Tickets to the concert are on sale in Heathwood’s main office through December 3.
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015
​Heathwood Hall Middle School students set an ambitious goal of raising $13,000 for Harvest Hope Food Bank at this year’s Turkey Trot—and surpassed it by raising more than $14,000! The Turkey Trot, which brings Middle School students together for a morning to walk laps on Heathwood’s track, has raised money for Harvest Hope for over a decade, with total donations now surpassing $125,000. The funds raised this year will provide more than 75,000 meals for those in need in the Columbia community... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The Heathwood Library’s Used Book Sale is almost here!  The librarians are still accepting donations of gently used books for all ages—from those for the youngest Highlanders to adults.  Please bring your donations to the library and receive a donation form for your taxes. Please plan to attend the Used Book Sale on December 3-4 from 8 am – 4 pm.  There will be great books of all kinds at very reasonable prices (cheap—$1.00 for hardbacks, 50 cents for paperbacks and $2.00 for adult specialty... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2015
On October 22, parents picking up their children from Afternoon Express encountered an unusual sight: a huge tractor trailer idling in front of the ECLC, and a swarm of Heathwood students unloading boxes of all shapes and sizes from the truck into the mini-gym. The boxes contained household supplies ranging from brooms and gloves to cots and lanterns—a wide assortment of the things people need when they’ve been displaced from their homes or when they have to rebuild a household from scratch.... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Why is the annual fund so important to Heathwood? 2015-16 Annual Fund Co-Chairs Colleen and Joe Nassab explain why they’re so passionate about annual giving. Why do you support HHES through the Annual Fund, a gift above and beyond what you pay for tuition? When we moved to Columbia five years ago and selected Heathwood for our children, we were new to Heathwood and also new to private schools.  We always assumed that the cost of tuition was the cost to educate a student.  It was eye-opening... Read More

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